Nobody sets out to become a drug addict or an alcoholic. It's not something that happens immediately, but takes repeated, regular use. While the addiction itself may not have been your choice, the actions leading to the addiction certainly were. It's important to identify these choices, so you know where you went wrong and how not to do it again. If you continue down this path, your addiction will only get worse, not better, until before long, you find yourself trapped in a dependency to the substance you're abusing. Don't wait until it's too late. Let us help you free yourself.
The first thing they do when you walk through the doors is give you a full medical examination. This step is perhaps the most important, as it allows to determine not only the state of your health, but also determine the strength of your addiction. It also allows them to identify health issues associated with substance abuse, such as dramatic weight loss, so they can help you take care of those issues. Also, monitoring your mental health, checking for issues like depression and various other issues.
After you're given a full mental and physical health examination, you're moved into the detoxification process. Detoxification is where your body purges itself of the toxins that the drug or alcohol abuse put into it. By doing this purge, your body essentially restores itself to its natural, uncorrupted state. Detoxification is a necessary part of the process, but it's not an easy one, unfortunately. One of the things that comes with detoxification is withdrawals. While your body is trying to purge itself of the toxins, it is also suffering from not having those toxins, because it's become so used to life with them.
At centers, this step is not something to be feared. Trained, and experienced medical professionals will be watching you every step of the process, making sure you stay in top physical and mental shape while comforting you through the process. You'll also be able to rely on your support structure of friends and family to help you through it.
Your treatment is for you, and for you alone. Therefore, it's imperative that if your treatment is to be successful, it needs to be tailored to your unique, personal need, centers strive to do just that. One-size-fits-all solutions simply don't work, and often allow people who really need help to fall through the cracks. They want you to help you stop your addiction, and achieve life-long sobriety, without fear of relapse. To that end, offering multiple drug treatment options, provide medical services, mental health services, even spiritual services. As well as two types of care, inpatient and outpatient.
Outpatient care is where you remain in the privacy of your own home for the duration of your drug treatment. Inpatient care is where you stay on campus for the duration of your treatment. If you choose inpatient care, you are given comfortable living quarters. Inpatient care comes most recommended, as it allows you to get treatment without having to put up with the distractions and temptations of life that caused you to fall into substance abuse in the first place. With inpatient care, you can find freedom from stress as you go through the treatment process.
As far as mental health services go, there are two types of therapy, group sessions and solo sessions. If you are more of a shy type, you can stick with solo therapy. If you prefer to share your struggles and successes with others, you may want group therapy. Or, you can do a little of both. Group therapy is great, because it allows you to share with others what you are going through, and hear what others go through. You may, in the process, learn new ways of coping with your addiction and getting through your treatment that you had never before thought of. Solo sessions are also great, because you can hear proven methods from a professional. Ultimately, both forms of therapy allow you to expand your support structure.